[TxMt] Selecting column with keyboard and navigating project questions

Johan Sörensen johans at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 12:11:17 UTC 2004

On Wed, 3 Nov 2004 12:57:17 +0100, Allan Odgaard <allan at macromates.com> wrote:
> On 3. Nov 2004, at 12:44, Johan Sörensen wrote:
> > Is it possible to do a "columnar selection" with the keyboard only?
> Yes, when you have selected some text, press and release alt once, and
> it'll switch to column mode -- this also temporarily enables freehanded
> movement, so that the caret can be moved past end-of-line etc.
> Another handy accelerator is alt up/down which moves the caret to the
> begin/end of the current column. 

Ah, those are perfect!

> > I don't use the tabs (ie. they're hidden) whenever I have a project
> > open (in the project drawer), is it possible to navigate up/down in
> > the projectdrawer with the keyboard?
> Yes, but only by moving focus to the project drawer (using alt-tab) --
> you select/open files by pressing return.

it was ctrl+alt+tab (alt+tab is indent) on my system, and I have to
cycle through the buttons at the bottom of the drawer, so it's not as
fast as I could wish for, but it still beats switching to the mouse!

-- johan

More information about the textmate mailing list